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Westchester Food Bank Gala Raises $300,000

The Food Bank for Westchester celebrated their 17th annual Valentine’s Day Wine Tasting Dinner in February with the theme “Leading the Charge To End Hunger,”and the gala event raised approximately $300,000.

Guests enjoyed a five-course gourmet dinner with selected wine pairings created especially for the event and they took part in a live auction led by actor Bruce Sabath.


All proceeds from the event went to the Food Bank, which distributes food to more than 265 hunger-relief member programs throughout the county, including food pantries, soup kitchens, senior and child day-care centers, shelters and residences.

Event Committee members include: Scott Boilen, CEO/Allstar Products Group; Charles Day, Senior Vice President/UBS Financial Services, Inc.; Jean Marie Connolly, Senior Director/BNY Mellon Wealth Management, and Greg Werlinich, President/Werlinich Asset Management.

“The Food Bank supporters who attended the Valentine’s Day Dinner and took part in our auction and Fund-A-Need drive set a great example of leadership in helping tackle hunger in Westchester,” said Ellen Lynch, President and CEO of the Food Bank.